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Jan 26, 2013 7:00am PST
>>> this morning my question -- can president obama end perpetual war? and plus the real fight over reproductive rights. it is about access. and we will go below the line to hear from america's homeless children, but first, these boots were made for combat. good morning, i'm melissa harris-perry. this week marked the second of two seismic shifts in the united states military in just over two years. the first was december of 2010 when president obama signed the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" law and ending a policy that mandated shame and secrecy as requirements for service. the second happened on thursday when defense secretary leon panetta joined the joint chiefs of staff chairman martin dempsey and made this announcement. >> we must open up service opportunities for women as fully as possible. and therefore today, general dempsey and i are pleased to announce that we are eliminating the direct ground combat exclusion rule for women. and we are moving forward with a plan to eliminate all unnecessary gender-based barriers to service. >> just like that, 200,000 military combat
Jan 27, 2013 7:00am PST
? first, can president obama save the planet? >>> good morning. i'm melissa harris perry. the maldives. just saying the name brings a smile to my face and a feeling of relaxation located in the indian ocean, it's comprised of 1200 islands with clear blue seas and white sands. i can't wait to visit this beautiful island nation. i hope by the time i visit it, it's not under water. it's the lowest lying country on earth with 80% of the islands 3.5 feet above sea levels. with sea levels having risen, that means the nation could be uninhabitable in 2100. in 2009, then the president and 13 cabinet members held an underwater cabinet meeting. they signed documents calling on all countries to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions ahead of a climate change conference at the u.n. while it seems like a country far away, it's indicative of the real effects of climate change and the effects they have on us. those suffering from hurricane sandy might disagree. as a country, where does that leave us when it comes to addressing and committing to comprehensive environmental policy? we are the same count
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